The Federal District Military Police blocked the access of cars on the streets of the Esplanada dos Ministérios, which give access to Praça dos Três Poderes.
The venue will receive an event scheduled for Independence Day, this Tuesday (7), with the presence of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party). The interdiction, scheduled for the early morning of Tuesday, was brought forward to the beginning of the evening of this Sunday (5).
The strategy of the police forces is to concentrate the pro-government protesters between the lawn in front of the National Congress and the Central Bus Station of Plano Piloto.
According to the Public Security Secretariat of the Federal District, access to Praça dos Três Poderes, where the Supreme Court and Palácio do Planalto are also located, will be prohibited.
On the afternoon of Monday (6), less than 24 hours to the beginning of the Pocketnarista demonstration that has the Supreme Court as its main target, Via S2, where the entrance to Annex 1 of the Court is, has free access.
The site guarantees access to the headquarters building and the plenary. In a few minutes in the surroundings, the report witnessed a series of cars with Brazilian flags and ornaments passing in front of the site.
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In a statement, the SSP-DF stated that there is no planning for the total blockade of the road, which will serve as an alternative for drivers who will not be able to use the Esplanada dos Ministérios. At the time of the demonstration, according to the agency, police officers will be on Via S2 for “control and greater fluidity in traffic”.
Since the night of Friday (3), Pocketnarista militants parade through Brasília with Brazilian flags and T-shirts. The central region of the capital has 90% of the hotels and inns full due to the demonstrations planned for the September 7 holiday.
According to data from the Union of Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Similar of Brasília (Sindhobar), the occupation considered as normal in the federal capital is 40%.
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In administrative regions such as Taguatinga, Guará and Águas Claras, hotel occupancy reached 75%, almost all of them with just one day for Independence Day. The reserves reached an unprecedented occupation, according to Sindhobar.
According to the SSP-DF, “policing will be reinforced throughout the central region of Brasília. The Military Police will carry out lines of personal searches and blockades in the main roads of the Esplanada dos Ministérios and close to the TV Tower.”
“The intention is that everyone who accesses the Esplanada dos Ministérios and the vicinity of the TV Tower will go through the magazine lines. This is a very important procedure for the safety of the public and the Military Police will be attentive to it”, says the head of the PM-DF Operational Department, Colonel Jorge Eduardo Naime.
The anti-government protesters will concentrate in the TV Tower parking lot, from 8 am, next to Praça das Fontes. From there, they will continue on a walk, from 10 am, to the Memorial of Indigenous Peoples. The Military Police will also accompany the entire journey.
Government of São Paulo makes Megaoperation
After participating in the demonstration in Brasília, President Jair Bolsonaro will attend the event scheduled for Avenida Paulista, on Sunday afternoon (7). The government of São Paulo, through the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP-SP), prepared a mega-operation to guarantee the safety of the protesters.
From 11:00 am, the members of the demonstration in favor of Bolsonaro will concentrate on Avenida Paulista, in the central region of the capital. The opposition to the president will meet in the Vale do Anhagabaú, also in the center, at 2 pm.
An agreement between the SSP and the movements that organized the events determines that the demonstrations will be static, there will be no marches. The distance between one agglomeration and another is 4 kilometers.
The effective on the streets will be 3,600 military police. According to the SSP-SP, the objective will be to prevent protesters from coming into conflict on the city’s streets, but also to protect São Paulo’s heritage, such as public buildings. Avenida Paulista and Vale do Anhangabaú will be closed from 8 am and the regions will be patrolled.
160 cities will have acts against Bolsonaro
Demonstrations against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro will occupy the streets of more than 160 cities in Brazil and abroad this Tuesday (7), the Independence Day holiday.
Organized by the National Campaign Fora Bolsonaro, which brings together the fronts Povo Sem Fedo and Brasil Popular, alongside political parties, trade union centrals and popular movements, the acts give continuity to the days of mobilizations, which began in May. In the city of São Paulo, the mobilization will be added to the historic Grito dos Excluídos, which reaches its 27th consecutive edition with the motto “Life in First Place”.
Edition: Leandro Melito